Popfly Game Downloader Available

While it’s sad that Popfly is going away, it’s cool that the Popfly team put out (an unsupported) tool, Popfly Game Downloader, that enables you to download and run Popfly games offline. – Step-by-Step instructions on Coding4Fun – Project on MSDN Code Gallery   You can download any shared games, whether they’re your games or…

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Popfly Game Creator Goes Beta

Congrats to the Popfly team for moving Popfly Game Creator from alpha to Beta and adding a bunch of handy features. For the full rundown, check out the Popfly Team Blog.  Here’s a few of my favorite features   Inserting images into a game Alpha (before): You had to manually build XAML and manually upload…

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We want to hear your stories

Hey folks, if you’ve built some cool project, the Non-Pro team wants to hear from you! Send them an email!    

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Fun Silverlight Game: Crayon Cannon

Kudos to the Popfly team for adding new features in their July update. My favorite features are the pre-loading of assets which will pre-load images, audio, video before a game starts so it doesn’t lag out and the High Score service. The full list of features can be found on the Popfly Team blog.  …

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New Popfly Game Creator Features

Adam Nathan recently blogged about some of the new features they’ve added to Popfly Game Creator including the color swapper for skinning actors, guidelines and snapping for aligning characters, actor stamping for easier tiling, new events, and the ability to clone a level! All-in-all, this should make building games using Popfly even easier. Check out…

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Popfly Game Creator Alpha Launches!

Popfly Game Creator Alpha launches today and It’s amazing. Kudos to Adam Nathan as he’s really shown how Silverlight can build incredibly rich applications. I can only imagine what he’ll do when Popfly moves to Silverlight 2! Here’s the Channel 9 interview with Adam building three Popfly games from scratch Here’s how difficult it was…

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Popfly Nominated for C|Net WebWare 100!

Kudos to the Popfly team for being nominated to C|Net’s Webware 100! If you like Popfly, as John mentions, go out and vote for them

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This Week on Channel 9: Feb 8th Episode

This is Episode #2 of This Week on Channel 9 a weekly recap show of our favorite things for developers including Channel9 videos, samples, bloggers, news, and much more.     This week we cover:0. Changes to the show based on feedback, our name courtesy of Ian and ChadK, and Benny Hill style set adjustments including more light! (0…

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Popfly makes PC World’s Top 25 Most Innovative Products!

  I’m late on this, but BIG kudos to the Popfly team for having the sole Microsoft entry in PC World’s Top 25 Most Innovative products!  Here’s a snippet from the article:  Microsoft Popfly Innovation: Lets you use Microsoft’s Silverlight platform to create Web mashups. Benefit: Though Popfly is still in early beta, its operation…

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Top 15 Things to love about Visual Studio 2008 Express

Visual Studio Express 2008 is now available for download!!   Our new Web site is http://www.microsoft.com/express!   Below are my top 15 things to love about Visual Studio Express 15. Free hosting for client-based Web sites with Popfly Explorer Using the Popfly Explorer Add-On, you can now build and design Web pages using HTML, JavaScript,…

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